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Health Law Committee

The Health Law Committee is comprised of attorneys of highly varied backgrounds who bring a unique perspective to health law and healthcare-related issues. The goal of the committee is to pursue the advancement of the public interest and the betterment of our healthcare process. The rights and welfare of patients are of utmost concern, but cannot be protected without considering all stakeholders invested in the healthcare system, including their family members, healthcare providers and those who pay for such care. We seek to achieve our mission through the active involvement of our committee members in educational initiatives, legal commentary and other pursuits.


Recent Reports

Letter to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the regulation of the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes (July 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Electronic Cigarettes

Surrogate Decision-Making Improvement Acts (June 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Surrogate Decision Making Laws

Report on Governor Cuomo’s proposal to restart the Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Program (February 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Medical Marijuana

For the full list of committee reports click here


Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.


Resources

What Passage of the Marriage Equality Law Will Mean for Same-Sex Couples in New York: A Multidisciplinary Forum - 10/4/11 Event Materials